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42 excellent events happening in London this weekend (Nov 8 – 10)

Posted at 4:30 pm, November 8, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Photo: Claude Crommelin

[Photo: Claude Crommelin]

This post is about a weekend in the past.

Looking for something to do this weekend?
We’ve rounded up things to do this FridaySaturday and Sunday.

By the year 2413, there won’t be ‘weekends’ – our electro-arachnid overlords will have us all working in the thorium mines 24/7, and the only pop-ups in town will be interrogation droids popping Truth Wands up your unmentionables. So thank goodness it’s still 2013 – here’s what’s happening this weekend.

All weekend

Nordic music from Múm, Mew + more at Ja Ja Ja Festival, the Roundhouse
Electronica aplenty at London Electronic Arts Festival, various venues
Crazy cooking at Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013, Truman Brewery
It’s puppy love at the Discover Dogs show at Earls Court
Start a Korea in the movies at the Korean Film Festival (get 50 percent off tickets)
….or there are 16 screenings at the ongoing Jewish Film Festival
…not to mention Film Africa, French Film Festival and Russian Film Festival!
Stunning photojournalism at World Press Photo Exhibition 2013, South Bank (free!)
Discount sporty fashions at GLD Warehouse Sale, Camden
Classroom contraband at the new Confiscation Cabinets exhibition, Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green
Or 18th century artefacts at Georgians Revealed, Britsh Library, Euston
Open for six weeks: cocktails (and more) in a subterranean car park, Night Tales, Dalston
The ICA are screening all 15.5 hours of 1980s German gangster epic ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz

Friday night

Join our silent disco as we play the 100 Best Party Songs Ever, Covent Garden Piazza (free, limited spaces)
Trapeze-y does it at Circus Bites, The Albany, Deptford
Gigs: Mark Lanegan at Union Chapel, The Pastels at Scala, Young Knives at O2 Academy Islington and 44 more
Clubs: Leftfield house at Cue Love, Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel, The Date with Frankie Knuckles + Daniel Wang, Loft Studios, Kensal Rise, hip-hop and soul at Work It, XOYO, Old Street and 23 more

Saturday

There’s the Lord Mayor’s Show Parade, 11am-2pm, City…
…and then the Lord Mayor’s Show Fireworks, 5pm, the Thames (Waterloo/Blackfriars)
Regent Street Christmas Lights get turned on at 7pm
My word! There’s a one-day literary festival at Wordstock, Farringdon
Eclectic goodies at Hackney Flea Market, Stoke Newington
And indie designer threads at Swell Market Holiday Shopping Pop-Up Shop, Hoxton
Missed all the Bonfire Night fun? There’s one last chance to ooh and ahh at Barking Park’s Fireworks
If you can dodge a wrench… you can play Disco Dodgeball, Brixton
Raise funds for the Fringe Film Festival at their Fundraising Party, Dalston
Party on, Garth! A ‘Wayne’s World’ screening with live orchestral accompaniment, Bethnal Green
Hasta la vista, baby! An all-night screening of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, Prince Charles Cinema
Gigs: Major Lazer at O2 Academy Brixton, Alice in Chains at Alexandra Palace, A Place To Bury Strangers at the Shacklewell Arms, Dalston and 43 more
Clubs: Raise a glass to indie-electro at The Last Ever Durr, XOYO, party to all sorts at Playground, Proud Camden, rockin’ rhythm and jump blues at Jukebox Jam with Young Jessie, The New Empowering Church, London Fields and 28 more

Sunday

Retro wares at The Vintage Furniture Flea, Bethnal Green
Experience the ghosts of actors past on the Haunted Theatreland guided walk, West End
Comedy from Phil Kay, Nish Kumar, John Robins and Derek Ryan at Sunday Special, Greenwich
Gigs: Beardyman at Oval Space, Bethnal Green, Body/Head at Cafe Oto, Dalston, Josh Ritter at Barbican Hall and 38 more

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12 TV shows on this weekend

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